posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 11:58 AM
In my opinion, this author of this article really missed the point about Wikileaks:
I wrote a few days ago about an appalling misjudgment by Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, who released over 90,000 documents leaked to him
relating to the war in Afghanistan. Well, it looks like another scandal is about to blow up. This time concerns personal privacy rather than national
security – but the parallels are striking.
What "striking parallels"?
The author infers that Wikileaks is a security risk, that governments are responsible benevolent organaisations and any atrocities or laws broken are
for our own good, and therefore should be hidden under the cloak of "national security" - just in case we embaress some politician or general.
Doesn't Yiannopoulos find it ironic that advocating the muzzling of Julian Assange, he is also advocating censorship on all media? These are the kind
of people who gleefully offer up all their freedoms to a government, but will scream the loudest when they realize they no longer have the right to
independence of movement, speech, and thought.
Milo Yiannopoulos writes sceptically about Web 2.0 and social media but enthusiastically about the internet in general. He's a familar face on the
London tech scene and conference circuit. At the moment he's all about start-ups.